Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Englewood CO
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair expenses and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the danger of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber immediately. Usually, concerns like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our site or provide us a ring.
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